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Above: Montana National Parks - A waterfall at sunset in Glacier National Park.

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10 Fast Facts About Montana


1. Montana's official state flower is the Bitterroot.

2. Montana's official state tree is the Ponderosa Pine.

3. Montana's official state bird is the Western Meadowlark.

4. Montana has three universities occupying numerous campus locations throughout the state. 

5. Montana has seven Indian Reservations: Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne, and Rocky Boys.

6.  Native American Indian Tribes of Montana include
Assiniboine, Atsina, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree, Crow, Gros Ventre, Kalispel, Kootenai, Little Shell, Pend d'Oreille, Salish, Lakota (Sioux).

7. Montana is divided into six geographical regions: Glacier Country, Russel Country, Missouri Country, Goldwest Country, Yellowstone Country, and Custer Country. 

8. The five largest cities in Montana (by population size) are Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte, in that order.

9.  Billings is the only city in Montana with a population that exceeds 100,000.

10. The state of Montana has 44 State Parks and one National Park.



Above: Wild horses run along the bank of a stream on Sweet Grass Ranch. 

Photo: sweetgrassranch.com



Montana Colleges and Universities


Carroll College

Dawson Community College

Flathead Valley Community College

Miles Community College

Montana State University

Rocky Mountain College

University of Great Falls

University of Montana



Above: A campus building at Montana State University.

Photo: montana.edu



Tribal Colleges in Montana:


Aaniiih Nakoda College in Harlem

Blackfeet Community College in Browning

Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer

Fort Peck Community College in Poplar

Little Big Horn College at the Crow Agency

Salish Kootenai College in Pablo

Stone Child College in Box Elder



Below: A view of the Crow Indian Reservation in Southeastern Montana.

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisdomtree/5449592455/


Above: A group of Crow Indians take a cool, refreshing splash in the Little Bighorn River.

Photo: allenrussell.photoshelter.com


Above: A herd of bison at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. 

Photo: makeitright.org


 

Above: St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Reservation.

Photo: montanaheritageproject.com



Above: Sun setting over Fort Belknap.

Photo: nativenews.jour.umt.edu

 



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Montana National Parks & State Parks

The only Montana National Parks are Glacier National Park and a northwestern section of Yellowstone National Park. However, the state of Montana is also home to 44 State Parks. Here is a list of Montana State Parks: 


Ackley Lake State Park

Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park

Bannack State Park

Beaverhead Rock State Park

Beavertail Hill State Park

Black Sandy State Park

Chief Plenty Coups State Park

Clarks Lookout State Park

Cooney Reservoir State Park

Council Grove State Park

East Rosebud State Park

Elkhorn State Park

Flathead Lake State Park - Big Arm Unit

Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point Unit

Flathead Lake State Park - West Shore Unit

Flathead Lake State Park - Wild Horse Island Unit

Flathead Lake State Park - Yellow Bay Unit

Fort Owen State Park

Frenchtown Pond State Park

Giant Springs Heritage State Park

Granite State Park

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

Hell Creek State Park

Hooper State Park

Lake Mary Ronan State Park

Lewis And Clark Cavern State Park

Lone Pine State Park

Lost Creek State Park

Makoshika State Park

Medicine Rocks State Park


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Missouri River Headwaters State Park

Natural Bridge State Park

Parker Homestead State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park

Pirogue Island State Park

Placid Lake State Park

Rock Creek State Park

Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Salmon Lake State Park

Spring Meadow Lake State Park

Tongue River Reservoir State Park

Wayfarers State Park

West Rosebud State Park

Whitefish Lake State Park





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